Given Arsenal’s recent form and goalscoring prowess, many believed Saturday’s encounter with Middlesbrough would be a forgone conclusion. The Gunners, coming off a 6-0 victory in the Champions League against Ludogorets, came up against a Boro side that had failed to win in their last six games. It looked an ominous task for Aitor Karanka’s 

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Arsene Wenger had just witnessed Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud all try but fail to find a way past Southampton’s Fraser Forster on Tuesday night when he was telling referee Lee Mason “it is always the same with you”. His opposing number Ronald Koeman then intervened, saying “and it always the same with 

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Delusion aside, all Arsenal fans can admit that there was only one man making our headlines last season, Robin Van Persie. Whilst we were overall a very well rounded team, our options in attack were surprisingly limited and our reliance on Robin soon became evidently worrying. All Gooners (including myself) were confident in the sides 

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With just a day to go until the start of the 2012/13 Premier League campaign, PitchSideTalk looks at some of the best business completed so far. Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior, Internacional to Chelsea, £25million. Chelsea Football Club have completed the signing of 20-year-old Oscar from Brazilian club Internacional. Priced at £25-million, the youngster is 

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